Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Why The New ‘Obama Gay Marriage Support Is A Wash’ Meme Is Wrong | The New Civil Rights Movement

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A new poll claims Obama’s support for gay marriage hasn’t had any affect on his polling numbers. Here’s why that meme is wrong.

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Blame it on Obama!

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Via JMG: Brown Vs Savage: Duel Update

Dan Savage has set the time and place for the one-on-one debate that NOM's Brian Brown challenged him to earlier this month. Per this week's Savage Love podcast, Dan has invited Brown and his wife to a dinner at his Seattle home with Dan and his husband, where New York Times columnist Mark Oppenheimer, who has previously interviewed both parties, has agreed to moderate the discussion. I've just spoken to Dan by phone and he tells me that the event will be filmed with the tentative plan to upload the debate to YouTube "in its entirety and without edits." The exact date is not yet known, but Savage suggested some time in June. Stand by for Brian Brown's reaction to the invitation.

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JMG reader Aaron Heier writes: "It's happening. The street sign is up & ready for the unveiling just outside of the San Diego LGBT Community Center today at 5PM. It's the first Harvey Milk Street ever."

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“We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.” - Buddha

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No one can escape death and unhappiness. If people expect only happiness in life, they will be disappointed.
The Buddha
Namo Buddhaya Namo Dharmaya Namo Sanghaya སངས་རྒྱས་ཆོས་དང་ཚོགས་ཀྱི་མཆོག་རྣམས་ལ། Sang-gye cho-dang tsog-kyi cho-nam-la I take refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha 諸佛正法眾中尊 བྱང་ཆུབ་བར་དུ་བདག་ནི་སྐྱབས་སུ་མཆི། Jang-chub bar-du dag-ni kyab-su-chi Until I attain enlightenment. 直至菩提我歸依དག་གིས་སྦྱིན་སོགས་བགྱིས་པའི་བསོད་ན...མས་ཀྱིས། Dag-gi jin-sog gyi-pe so-nam-kyi By the merit I have accumulated from practising generosity and the other perfections 我以所行施等善འགྲོ་ལ་ཕན་ཕྱིར་སངས་རྒྱས་འགྲྲུབ་པར་ཤོག །། Dro-la pan-chir sang-gye drub-par-shog May I attain enlightenment, for the benefit of all migrators. 為利眾生願成佛  

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Tricycle Daily Dharma May 22, 2012

Seeing Clearly

What does seeing clearly mean? It doesn’t mean that you look at something and analyze it, noting all its composite parts; no. When you see clearly, when you look at a flower and really see it, the flower sees you. It’s not that the flower has eyes, of course. It’s that the flower is no longer just a flower, and you are no longer just you.
- Maurine Stuart, "Our One and Only Commandment"
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